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    November 9, 2012
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national security leadership. he changed the course of iraq and afghanistan becoming cia director 14 months ago. >> i'm taking off the uniform i've worn proudly for 37 years to do this job i think in the right way. >> reporter: the fbi began an investigation of e-mails between petraeus and 39-year- old journalist paula broadwell who had writn a book about his leadership of the afghanistan war but apparently found no intelligence had been compromised. it seemed inevitable the fbi investigation and the affair would become public. petraeus made it public first with a resignation calling his behavior unacceptable saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the president accepted the resignation saying going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time.
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holly petraeus is the assistant director of the u.s. consumer and financial protection agency where she has concentrated on protecting military families by watching quick buck artists near military bases who offer -- >> ways for them to basically cut into their paycheck by taking out debt to buy things. >> reporter: david petraeus had often described his wife as a pitbull you want on your side. his deputy michael morell has been named as acting director of the cia. >> still so many details we don't know here, but congress will hold a hearing in a week or two on the cia. what happens there? >> that's about the attack in benghazi where our american ambassador and two ci acontractors were killed and petraeus was going to take the lead, now that falling on morell, but investigators saying there's no connection between this announcement and that hearing. they say they're willing to work together, but talk is cheap as the old saying goes in
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addressing the impending financial chaos known as the fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner seem to be sticking to their guns, those old noncompromising my way or the highway type guns. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> the president says he will reject any deal that does not include asking the wealthy to pay more. that fiscal cliff is a combination of some automatic spending cuts and tax increases and economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if lawmakers don't do something by january 1st. mr. balm and speaker boehner are scheduled to meet at the white house next week. because of that impending financial doom and gloom
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virginia's governor bob mcdonnell ordered state agencies to look into cutting their budgets by 4% and as reporter peggy fox explains, the same thing that saved northern virginia during the recession could now be its downfall. >> reporter: schools in northern virginia could take a hit if virginia cuts budgets to offset the fiscal cliff. governor mcdonnell's office directed agencies to identify potential cuts of 4%. 14% of the fairfax county school budget comes from the state. drainsville supervisor john foust says any cut co-that would hurt. >> we're going to be -- to that would hurt. >> we're going to be concerned about any cut in funding given how tight our budget is. >> reporter: like the state fairfax county asked its departments to also prepare for the fiscal cliff and look for 5% in savings, but the biggest threat to the schools and the northern virginia economy is
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sequestration. economists predict up to a half million jobs could be lost in the d.c. area. that would lead to vacant buildings and a sharp decline in commercial real estate taxes which is a major source of funding for local governments. foust grew up in johnstown, pennsylvania where steel mills created a bustling economy. today the mills are abandoned and jobs are scarce. >> it has certainly been nice to have the federal government fall back on the government contractors and government employment, but personally i'm from an area that relied on the steel mills until it was too late and there was no diversification. the steel mills closed. i don't want to see that happen to fairfax county. we want to diversify our economy and be less dependent on government contracting in the long run. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. a passenger's erratic behavior causes a united flight bound for dulles to make an
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emergency landing. that flight coming from denver had to land 13 minutes earlier last night. we talked with one passenger who was sitting a row from the apparently disturbed traveler. >> he all of a sudden stood up and said to the man next to him i need to get out and he got out and he just kind of like collapsed face down on the floor and he stood up after a couple minutes and got back in his seat and then he did this every two or three minutes about four or five more times. flight attendants were asking him if he wanted water or some soda d and he said no, i'm praying. there were times where he started crying uncontrollably on the floor. then he started kind of like swinging and it turned into a physical fight. >> as you can imagine, that made everybody nervous. passengers and flight attendants actually had to restrain this fellow until the plane landed. once that happened authorities came in and whisked him away.
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some food truck owners furious tonight over new regulations proposed by city leaders in d.c. the measure they're mad about would ban the trucks from any downtown sidewalk with less than 10 feet of unobstructed sidewalk. the food truck association went up and measured the sidewalks at the 10 most popular spots for those trucks to park and only two passed muster. >> it has nothing to do with trying to limit their ability to conduct business in the city. we are just responsible for the transportation network and making sure that it can be use safely and efficiently. >> the city leaders say they've been talking with those food truck owners trying to work something out. the people have until tuesday to tell the city what think think of these new proposed rules. tonight police are on the hunt for four gunmen who robbed the group of people. this happened around 6:00 this morning, 18th street and jefferson place northwest. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in northwest washington. i talked with a man who says he was held at gunpoint.
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the whole ordeal ends with gunfire near the white house. >> that's when i saw the gun and he was like hold on. do not move. >> reporter: a businessman who doesn't want his face shown. >> when i hit him, he tried to reach out to grab this arm. >> reporter: says he thought it was a joke until he saw the gun and his two other friends pushed to the ground also with guns pointed at them. you elbowed the guy? >> yes. >> reporter: the victim says there were four men, one in the get-away car, the other three each with a gun watching, waiting to rob them. they got away with some cash and cell phones. they all had masks on except one. >> i saw his face and i know how he looks like. >> reporter: he got into a car to get to safety ahead of the gunmen while his friend got into a black suv to follow the crooks unintentionally sandwiching the suspect's car. that's when a gunman opened fire hitting the suv near the white house at madison and eighth street northwest.
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in northwest washington surae chinn, 9 news now. some are even number. they're not letting us online and i needed gas to pick up my daughter. >> the hits keep coming phenomenon victims of superstorm sandy. driver -- for the victims of superstorm sandy. drivers in new york city now have to deal with the rationing of gasoline. motorists are allowed to fill up on alternate days depending on whether the last didn't of their license plate ends in an odd or even number. sandy cut power to filling stations make aring for a mess and a difficult -- making for a mess and a difficult time gassing up. we'll start with temperatures tonight, high managed to climb to 58, still a little below our average of 61, but not bad, not as much wind today. now we're looking at 40s, a 39 in frederick, 47 downtown, 43 in gaithersburg, 41 in manassas and 46 in leesburg. so temps are going to fall but
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not like a stone tonight. temps will be in the 30s overnight. now satellite picture radar combined, we have clear skies, clouds back into the great lakes. they will stay north of us tonight and most of tomorrow. so clearand chilly tonight, maybe a one blanket night, lows 34 to 44. we'll come back, talk about a storm in the rockies and what that means to our weekend forecast. straight ahead what age group do you any is most likely to fall asleep at the wheel? the surprising answer next. >> plus steel scandal, why some of our nation's most elite fighters are in some hot water tonight.
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the u.s. military is punishing seven navy seals who ended up as paid consultants on the recently released video game known as medal of honor.
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those men allegedly divulged classified information and threatened national security as they worked to put their video game together. the seals including one on the team that killed osama bin laden were given potentially career ending letters of reprimand. they're also giving up half of their pay the next two months. back on 9news study shows young people are the most likely age group to fall asleep behind the wheel. the research by aaa shows one in seven young driver between the ages of 60 teen and 24 doze -- of 16 and 24 dozed off while driving last year. only one in 10 drivers over 24 fell asleep at the wheel. live look outside now. topper is here in minutes with your full forecast. it's so nice you'll want to hear about it. >> and looking for a new career? coming up how america's obesity epidemic is actually spawning thousands of new jobs.
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in tonight's health alert part 5 of our series on america's obesity epidemic, more than 1/3 of us adults in this country are considered seriously overweight and as reporter bigad shaban explains, those disturbing statistics seems to be fueling a rise in the number of personal trainers. >> reporter: ryan harbreck struggled to lose weight on his own for most of his life. >> my knowledge is working out is very limited and just kind of stumbling, no real guidance, no real goal setting.
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>> reporter: the wasn't just kept piling on. at 6' 6 he got up to 375 pounds. >> there was also a lot of depression going on. >> five more are please. >> reporter: desperate to get healthy physically and emotionally he hired a personal trainer. >> three more. it's about dealing with the personal issues, the personal obstacles and setting something up that meets them at their place of need and then following up over time. >> reporter: the demand for personal trainers is growing. the number of fitness instructors is expected to jump almost 25% over the next decade. dr. cedric brian from the american council on exercise believes the spike is directly connected to the nation's obesity epidemic. >> without a doubt personal trainers are seeing more obese individuals and individuals who are suffering from a variety of obesity-related conditions. >> reporter: but sticking with it has been tough for ryan. he quit his workout program for more than three years before coming back. >> it's not happiness and
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uphill. it's really sticking for the long haul getting it taken care inform a healthy pharmacy. >> reporter: since -- care of in a healthy fashion. >> reporter: since march ryan has lost 2 inches from his waist and added healthy muscle. his goal is to lose 50 pounds over the next year but is more proud over what he's gained in the process. >> brian's excessive weight is taking a toll on his health. he has metabolic syndrome which puts him at risk for heart disease and diabetes. good plan to work out more. top, if you want to work out outside, this is your weekend, right? >> you can do anything, garden, bike and golf and this is a good time to maybe cut your lawn the last time, put some fertilizer down. >> that happened long ago, sir. >> i'm going to probably scalp mine for the last time. heat start with a live look outside -- let's start with live look outside, our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son. 47 downtown, dew point coming up 38. that's a good indication how cold it can get overnight and it won't get that cold night.
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pressure rising 30.21 inches of mercury, winds light, south, southwest at 3. satellite picture radar combined, zoom out to the rockies, pretty big storm, heavy snows in montana, wyoming, rain down the california coast. this will roll eastward eventually. the good news, we don't have to worry about that until late monday and particularly on tuesday. in the meantime we have clear skies, calm winds, a nice evening. temperatures, a few 30s on this map but mainly 40s, 43 in gaithersburg, 44 great falls now, 45 in fairfax. looking at 42 in laytonsville, 47 in laurel and college park. there were a few 30s on there last hour. so becoming milder, cool to chilly for high school football, milder tomorrow. warmer on sunday and still mild, veterans day, really pretty nice even though some showers y creep in late monday. tonight clear and chilly, one blanket night, 34 to 44, wind
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northwest at 10. by morning sunny with a chilly start but mild by lunchtime, 30s and 40s to start, but we think by lunchtime maybe 60? at least upper 50s, light wind. by afternoon mostly sunny and milder, just beautiful, high temperature near 65 and winds south, southeast at 10. next three days, our 9 weather hear thes will be green, green, green and why not? milder tomorrow, 64, 70 sunday with sunshine and still nice on monday. we celebrate veterans day, clouds coming in late, maybe a shower late in the day, but highs in the upper 60s. next seven days tuesday, that storm out west will finally get in here, so rain and showers and cooler on tuesday, temperatures in the mid-50s, but that rolls back through us quickly and we're left with sunshine on wednesday and thursday and friday with temperatures in the mid-to upper 50s, so not that crazy cold behind that front. >> all right. >> which is a good thing. >> another good week of weather
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is okay. a little rain is good, too. we'll be back in a minute. we want to hear what you think. send your e-mail to mcginty's mailbag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. 9 news now will be right back.
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in the mailbag tonight more politics specifically fallout from election day. earlier in the week maryland congress member elect says he hopes lawmakers will defer action on the so-called fiscal live and let the new guys coming in handle it. john from lorton, virginia, agrees. as much as i despise putting thing off it does make sense to allow the recently elected congress to tackle this
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problem. er that the most recent directives from the -- they carry the most recent directives from the american voters. the only downside is what this will do if the stock market falls, but if the congress is careful in how the can gets kicked down the road, we might be able to eat our cake and keep it, too. it might and we might work out even better if the president steps up with a coherent long term plan that actually does the job. then there was this from phil who says he is a voting operations judge in montgomery county. if you remember earlier in the week, some argued part of the reason for the long voter lines, those electronic touchscreen machines. some say we ought too go back to paper. phil is not one of those people. voting a paper ballot is fraught with perils of its own not replicated by electronic voting machines. for example, you cannot change your mind once you've made a choice to. do so results in a spoiled ballot. counting paper ballots is slow, tedious and error prone. think florida in 2000 and
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electronic voting systems are a mature technology. there are excellent easy to use machines able with stringent quality control to ensure the integrity of the vote. i got to believe you're right about that but i have to ask how come we're not using such a system everywhere? finally a weather question from darren in california, maryland. i'm used to the measurement of the coldness of a night by dogs. in other words, a three dog night would be very cold. last night's weather topper measured the coldness in blankets. what's the conversion factor? how many blankets to a dog? i have no idea. so i brought in our own topper shutt to perhaps answer that pressing question. >> well, you gave me heads up. i've been debating. i'm going to say it's a 1 1-1 ratio. >> i always suspected having heat in the house and it negates the blanket effect. >> let's turn the heat down and save energy and sometimes it's nice to have a furyk tray
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blankets. you sleep -- a few extra blankets. you sleep better that way. >> i don't want to save energy that bad. >> i like your candor, sir. a great weekend ahead. >> you can write the mailbag at mailbag@wusa9.com. we'll see you later on. have a great evening.
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♪ "e.t." president obama. in tears. >> the leader of the free world reduced to tears. >> the media fallout over his on-camera breakdown. >> i'm really proud of all of you. >> was this good or bad for his image? plus, the story behind sasha's hand-me-down skirt from malia. and why is diana ross in a wheelchair? hiding from cameras and being helped into her car. and is this "saved by the bell star bipolar." >> it's a constant juggle, but it is one that's entertaining. >> a beverly hills psychiatrist weighs in. >> it was very confusing. why did lindsay lohan really cancel her barbara walters interview? plus, before her new movie, we have the real liz and .

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